Elderly couple beaten in Kansas City attacks die

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, September 09 2014 Sep 9, 2014 Tuesday, September 09, 2014 1:31:00 PM CDT September 09, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two people have died after being beaten in their Kansas City home during an attack in which three others were fatally shot.

Kansas City police said Ann and George Taylor, both more than 80 years old, died Tuesday after spending a week on life support.

Prosecutors said that Brandon Howell attacked the couple in the basement of their home on Sept. 2, then fatally shot three neighbors before fleeing in the Taylors' SUV.

He's charged with several felonies, including three counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of 88-year-old Alice Hurst, her son, 63-year-old Darrel Hurst, and 69-year-old Susan Choucroun.

Howell, a convicted felon with a history of violence, was arrested shortly after the killings. Police found him walking along Interstate 29 with a loaded shotgun in his pants.

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